Dylan Strome Gets a 5-Year Deal with Washington

On Friday morning, the Washington Capitals announced a five-year, $25 million extension with center Dylan Strome.

Strome, 25, signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Caps after the Blackhawks opted to not make him a qualifying offer. The Blackhawks acquired him in a November trade that sent Nick Schmaltz to Arizona and he immediately blew up in Chicago when he was reunited with his junior teammate, Alex DeBrincat.

Initially the third overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, Strome appeared in 225 games over parts of four seasons with Chicago. He finished his time with the Blackhawks with 60 goals and 94 assists, which is a decent resume.

But his struggles in the faceoff circle and defensive issues led to healthy scratches last year; he spent time in Jeremy Colliton’s doghouse over a couple years before Colliton was replaced by Derek King. In his final season with the Blackhawks, Strome showed a significant improvement in the faceoff circle.

The new Blackhawks’ front office opted to not bring him back, and didn’t trade him for the limited/no assets that were on the table at last year’s trade deadline. He bet on himself in free agency this past summer with the one-year, prove-it deal and it paid off. After scoring 22 goals for the Blackhawks last year, he has 11 goals and 25 assists in 52 games in Washington this season.

Good for Strome for getting the financial and home stability he desired.

written by

Tab Bamford has been writing about the Chicago Blackhawks for almost two decades. He joined Bleacher Nation as the lead Blackhawks writer in May 2022. Tab is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers Association and is the author of two books about the Blackhawks: "100 Things Blackhawks Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die" (Triumph Books) and "Chicago Blackhawks: An Illustrated Timeline" (Reedy Press, 2021). Find him on Twitter/X/Instagram/Threads at @The1Tab

more blackhawks news

Rooting Interest, Vlasic Wants to Stay, Championship DNA, and Other Blackhawks Bullets

A quick reminder for Blackhawks fans as we watch the Stanley Cup Playoffs: there are a few teams we're all probably rooting against. Not necessarily because we don't like the team or the players, but because it would help the...

WATCH: Hurricanes Provide Latest Example That Playoff Hockey Is Just The Greatest

12 hours later and I'm still scrolling the internet watching replays of Jordan Martinook's game-winner for the Hurricanes last night. The Hurricanes and Islanders game was just another example of why the Stanley Cup Playoffs are so damn awesome. In...

Blackhawks Perspectives: Players Talk About Learning from Losses, Wanting to Win, More

On Saturday, a dozen Blackhawks players spoke with the media about a wide range of topics as they closed the books on the 2023-24 season. From personal performance assessments to team consistency, a lot was covered. And each player had...

Buffalo Sabres Hire Lindy Ruff as Head Coach… Again

Did somebody throw a couple bucks in the juke box and hit the theme song from "Welcome Back, Kotter"? Because Lindy Ruff is the head coach of the Buffalo Sabres -- again. https://twitter.com/BuffaloSabres/status/1782517265956573577 Ruff, 64, was the head coach of...

Calder Cup Playoffs, IceHogs Debuts, Goalies, College Prospects, and Other Blackhawks Bullets

Hey, you know what's fun? Playoff hockey. And you know who's playing playoff hockey this week? The Rockford IceHogs! They played their final game of the 2023-24 regular season last night and won it in fabulously dramatic fashion on a...

Who Are Some Potential Free Agent “Identity” Forward Targets for the Blackhawks??

The 2023-24 regular season is in the books. The Blackhawks are coming off a historically bad season that was filled with significant injuries to players who had high hopes coming into the season. When general manager Kyle Davidson spoke with...

Let’s Watch All Four of the Blackhawks’ First Career Goals From This Season

Six players made their NHL debut for the Chicago Blackhawks this past season: Connor Bedard, Kevin Korchinski, Louis Crevier, Landon Slaggert, Ethan Del Mastro and Frank Nazar. Four of those six rookies found the back of the net for the...

Turning the Corner to Competitive Hockey, and Other Blackhawks Bullets

"Previous to this year, we finished third last. This year, we finished second last. That can't happen again. We need to start moving up and onward." -- Blackhawks general manager Kyle Davidson. The Chicago Blackhawks cleaned out their lockers on...

Playoffs Begin, Locker Clean Out, Summer Thoughts, and Other Blackhawks Bullets

The 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs begin today. It's the most exciting time of year for 16 cities in the NHL because every one of them -- yes, even the Islanders and Capitals -- have a chance to win it all....

2024 NHL Mock Draft: Stanley Cup Playoffs Begin! Two Full Rounds!

Okay, hockey fans! The 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs are upon us. The crazy ride to the end of the regular season had us on the edge of our seats until the final days of the regular season, but now we...

Latest News

Paul George Player Props: Three-Pointer Props and Odds vs. the Mavericks – NBA Playoffs Game 2, Tuesday, April 23, 2024

At 10:00 PM ET on Tuesday, in Game 2 of the opening round of the NBA playoffs, it'll be the Los Angeles Clippers versus the Dallas Mavericks, with Paul George needing four trifectas to beat his 3-pointer over/under.Paul George's Three-Pointer...

James Harden Player Props: Three-Pointer Props and Odds vs. the Mavericks – NBA Playoffs Game 2, Tuesday, April 23, 2024

On Tuesday at 10:00 PM ET, the Los Angeles Clippers play the Dallas Mavericks in Game 2 of the opening round of the NBA playoffs, and James Harden's 3-pointer prop for this clash requires three trifectas.James Harden's Three-Pointer Prop Odds...

Kyrie Irving Player Props: Three-Pointer Props and Odds vs. the Clippers – NBA Playoffs Game 2, Tuesday, April 23, 2024

At 10:00 PM ET on Tuesday, in Game 2 of the opening round of the NBA playoffs, it'll be the Dallas Mavericks against the Los Angeles Clippers, with Kyrie Irving needing four treys to beat his 3-pointer prop.Kyrie Irving's Three-Pointer...

Luka Doncic Player Props: Three-Pointer Props and Odds vs. the Clippers – NBA Playoffs Game 2, Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Luka Doncic needs to make five 3-pointers to beat his prop when the Dallas Mavericks play the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday at 10:00 PM ET, in Game 2 of the opening round of the NBA playoffs.Luka Doncic's Three-Pointer Prop...

When is the 2024 NFL Draft? Dates, Location, Mock Drafts, Pick Order

It's finally here, folks! The event every football franchise and fan alike circles on their calendar. The 2024 NFL Draft! The air crackles with anticipation as franchises across the league gear up to reshape their destinies. Quarterback-hungry teams sit on...

REPORT: Cubs to DFA Garrett Cooper

Garrett Cooper DFA — Earlier today, Tommy Birch caught word of Matt Mervis and Hayden Wesneski making their way up to Chicago, though no one has had the corresponding moves just yet. What we do know is that Wesneski would...

Giants vs. Mets Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, April 23, 2024

The San Francisco Giants will take the field against the New York Mets (12-10) on Tuesday. The game begins at 9:45 PM ET on NBCS-BA, with the Giants listed as -136 favorites on the moneyline.Logan Webb will get the ball...

Orioles vs. Angels Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, April 23, 2024

The Los Angeles Angels (9-14) will try to end their five-game losing streak when they host the Baltimore Orioles (15-7) on Tuesday at 9:38 PM ET on BSW. Bookmakers consider the Orioles to be -162 favorites for the contest, while...

Myles Turner Player Props: Three-Pointer Props and Odds vs. the Bucks – NBA Playoffs Game 2, Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Myles Turner needs to make two 3-pointers to beat his prop when the Indiana Pacers face the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday at 8:30 PM ET, in Game 2 of the opening round of the NBA playoffs.Myles Turner's Three-Pointer Prop Odds...

Pascal Siakam Player Props: Three-Pointer Props and Odds vs. the Bucks – NBA Playoffs Game 2, Tuesday, April 23, 2024

On Tuesday at 8:30 PM ET, the Indiana Pacers meet the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 2 of the opening round of the NBA playoffs, and Pascal Siakam's 3-pointer prop for this clash requires only one trifecta.Pascal Siakam's Three-Pointer Prop Odds...

more blackhawks news

Latest News